A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

National Recognition

Top 4%


Houghton College ranks in the top 4% of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP). Inclusion in the rankings indicates that the institution meets a certain level of quality, since only the top 15% of institutions are ranked.

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Top National Liberal Arts College


Houghton College has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best National Liberal Arts College in their 2014 Best College Rankings.  In addition, Houghton was distinguished as an A-Plus School for B Students.

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View Houghton's profile on the America's Best Colleges website.

Best in Northeast


Houghton College is noted as one of the Best Colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Houghton College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. " 

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View Houghton's profile on the Princeton Review website.

Top Green College


Houghton College is included in the 3rd edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition. This resource, which is published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the only free, comprehensive guide that focuses solely on colleges that have demonstrated a notable commitment to sustainability. For the second year in a row, Houghton College joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives.

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2014 Best Value Liberal Arts College

Houghton College has ranked number 76 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the country’s best values in Liberal Arts colleges.

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